JANINE ANTONI

جانين أنتوني
珍妮安东尼
ג’נין אנטוני
재닌 안토니
Жанин Антони

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source: pbsorg

Janine Antoni was born in Freeport, Bahamas, in 1964. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, and earned her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. Antoni’s work blurs the distinction between performance art and sculpture. Transforming everyday activities such as eating, bathing, and sleeping into ways of making art, Antoni’s primary tool for making sculpture has always been her own body. She has chiseled cubes of lard and chocolate with her teeth, washed away the faces of soap busts made in her own likeness, and used the brainwave signals recorded while she dreamed at night as a pattern for weaving a blanket the following morning. In the video, “Touch,” Antoni appears to perform the impossible act of walking on the surface of water. She accomplished this magician’s trick, however, not through divine intervention, but only after months of training to balance on a tightrope that she then strung at the exact height of the horizon line. Balance is a key component in the related piece, “Moor,” where the artist taught herself how to make a rope out of unusual and often personal materials donated by friends and relatives. By learning to twist the materials together so that they formed a rope that was neither too loose nor too tight, Antoni created an enduring life-line that united a disparate group of people into a unified whole. Antoni has had major exhibitions of her work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; S.I.T.E. Santa Fe; and Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. The recipient of several prestigious awards, including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship in 1998 and the Larry Aldrich Foundation Award in 1999, Janine Antoni currently resides in New York.
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source: articedu

Since the 1990s, New York–based artist Janine Antoni has established an international reputation with labor-intensive projects in a wide range of media. She incorporates both art history and personal exploration, investigating the ways in which contemporary definitions of aesthetics and art making are connected to issues of gender identity and sexuality. Inspired by the feminist artists of the 1970s, she reframes and subverts art-historical and societal conventions surrounding women and beauty.
Antoni creates intimate, ritualized encounters between her chosen materials and her own body, which has become her essential tool. In Touch, which was commissioned for SITE Santa Fe in 2002, she balances on a tightrope, a skill she has sought to master. Here, on the beach in front of her childhood home on Grand Bahama Island, the artist walks a line that is parallel to the horizon. Dressed in sky blue, she enters the landscape from outside the frame. When the wire dips under her weight, it appears to touch the horizon, creating the illusion that she is walking on the water. Like many of Antoni’s works, Touch records a relationship—a moment of contact—and reveals the artist’s longing to bridge the gaps between herself and viewers, between her work and art history.
Antoni begins with an idea of artistic process that dictates the final result and meaning. The idea of Touch derives from Moor (2001), a work in which the artist created a rope out of her and her friends’ belongings; the artist has said that while she intends to walk it, she also questions the impulse. Touch depicts a literal balancing act in order to suggest the state of perfection that many people strive for, including herself. Antoni has said, “Touch is about that moment or that desire to walk on the horizon,” a location that represents hope and the future. She explained that she wants to walk in “this impossible place, a place that cannot be pinpointed . . . on the line of my vision, or along the edge of my imagination.” Since the viewer’s involvement is a crucial element in her work, Antoni asks us to imagine ourselves in her situation and contemplate the meaning of the horizon when she is absent from the scene. As the artist teeters but never falls, she accepts and almost embraces a state of imbalance.
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source: kulturologiaru

Жанин Антони (Janine Antoni) – современная художница, концептуальный фотограф, скульптор и мастер художественного перфоманса, работа которой в основном фокусируется на самом творческом процессе.
Жанин Антони уверенна, что мы живем в то время, когда все виды художественного языка возможны, и минимализм в искусстве – один из таких языков. Она чеканит зубами, рисует ресницами и волосами, создает различные модели и фигуры собственным телом. Перфоманс – это не цель ее творчества, самое главное для художницы – процесс работы, значение чего-то создаваемого, когда устанавливается связь с объектом. Она всегда старается приобщить зрителя к процессу создания своих скульптур, инсталляций или же картин.

Работы Жанин Антони смывают различия между перфомансом и скульптурой. Превращая такую повседневную деятельность человека, как процесс еды, купания и сна в искусство, художница использует все свое тело, или некоторые его части такие, как рот, волосы, ресницы в качестве инструментов создания инсталляций и написания картин.
Используя волосы в качестве кисти, которыми наносит краску на холст, Жанин рисует картины, стоя на коленях на полу. Она исследует свое тело, темы власти и женственности, применяя стиль абстрактного экспрессионизма.

Используя свой рот и жевательную деятельность, художница «выгрызла» две огромные шоколадные скульптуры, а также «облизав» шоколадные статуи, видоизменила их изначальные формы.

Концептуальный фотограф, художник и скульптор Жанин Антони известна постановкой одного из самых нетрадиционных и провокационных поцелуев в истории искусства. Она создала фотографическое полотно, изображающее процесс касания языка художницы зрачка мужчины, чтобы, как утверждает Жанин, «узнать вкус его зрения».

Художественный перфоманс Жанин Антони иногда кажется просто безумным: она спит в зале, чтобы во сне записать ритм своего сердца, стоит вверх головой на кувшине, лежит в ванной, из которой коровы пьют воду, касаясь ее тела.

Жанин Антони родилась на Багамах в 1964 году. Училась в колледже Сары Лоуренс в Нью-Йорке, а также получила степень магистра в Школе дизайна Род-Айленда в 1989. Основные шоу художницы проходят в Музее Американского искусства Уитни, а также в Музее современного искусства в Дублине.